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Beyer, Mace Introduce Gender Parity Legislation

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), the leading House Democrat on Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, and Nancy Mace (R-SC) today introduced legislation to encourage gender parity in positions of corporate leadership. Their resolution expresses “the sense of the House of Representatives that corporations should commit to utilizing the benefits of gender diversity in boards of directors and other senior management positions.”

“The research is clear, corporations and the American economy benefit when women rise in corporate leadership,” said Rep. Beyer. “Promoting women to management helps eliminate unconscious bias, provides role models and mentors to others in the company ranks, and gives a powerful boost to internal advocates for pay equity and paid family leave. It is my hope that this gender parity legislation will inspire American businesses to do the right thing and promote more women up the ladder of leadership – we will all be better off for it.”

Text of his resolution is available here.